Now I want to start to focus on the three most important things that you need know about Bible faith. These three truths are fundamental to walking by faith.
The major key to success in anything is to first understand and then master the fundamentals. The Bible clearly teaches that we must put first things first and understand the very first principles of God's Word.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God.Hebrews 5:12 (KJV)
Why Are Fundamentals So Important?
The word fundamental means: first, basic, primary, essential, underlying or elemental. Fundamental, according to Thesaurus English Dictionary also means important, or vital. You
can master anything in life if you will take time to master the fundamentals. Sports have fundamentals. I will never forget the first time I went out for JV (junior varsity) football. It was in the hot, summer South Carolina sun and humidity where we heard, day after day, “FUNDAMENTALS!!! Block and tackle!” the 300-pound coach would scream out!
One thing I can say is that the JV football coach understood the importance of fundamentals in football. Whenever we missed a fundamental like a block or a tackle, he would make us run several laps in that hot sun with all of that football equipment on. He was meaner than a junkyard dog, but he understood the importance of training in fundamentals.
ABCs OF FAITH
Vince Lombardi, the great former NFL coach, said it this way, "Fundamentals win it! Football is two things: blocking and tackling. The team that blocks and tackles better will win!"
For years I functioned as a professional drummer playing music for a living in night clubs. I learned early that one of the keys to being a successful drummer was to learn the
twenty-six basic, fundamental rudiments. These rudiments are designed to help the drummer master the art of drumming.
Many have said to me when seeing me practicing: “I did not know that drummers actually read music. I thought they just banged on the drums.” I would often say: “No, not every drummer reads music, but those who want to excel learn to read and execute the fundamentals called rudiments.” By the way, the word rudiment means fundamental. All great musicians master the basics or fundamentals.
There are three simple basics that you need to know about faith. These three spiritual principles are fundamentals of faith. As I have said, they are actually the most important things that you can learn about faith. These things are the actual ABCs of faith.
First, in order to understand faith, it is important to understand the parallel of faith with money.
“Faith is the money that heaven deals with.”
Here are three basic things we need to understand about money, which go hand in hand with the ABCs of faith:
What money is
How money comes
How to spend money
In mastering the money basics, first we must understand "what money is," if we don't, we will not value it. Money in the natural world is power or influence. Secondly, we must understand "how money comes"; if we don't understand this we will never have much of it. Money comes first of all (in the natural world) by working for it. Money grows by investing. Money increases by giving! Third, we must know how to wisely spend or release money. Need I say more?
Three Fundamentals of Faith
Now I want to give you the three fundamentals or the ABCs of FAITH.
These are as simple as A-B-C!
A: What faith is! B: How faith comes!
C: How to release or turn your faith loose!
These three principles of faith are the key to building a solid foundation for your faith life. The entire message of this book is built upon these three simple principles.
As you pray this you are praying God’s perfect will, because you are praying the Word back to God. Do it in faith and you will see phenomenal results.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. In Jesus Name, Amen.